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5.3 .deb installation fails [closed]

asked 2017-02-01 23:42:57 +0200

paul1149 gravatar image

updated 2020-09-15 16:25:19 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I just installed 5.3 x64 on a linux machine, using the sudo dpkg -i *.deb command. The installation seemed to go fine, and LO 5.3 is listed in the Start Menu. But 5.2 wasn't removed, which surprised me. And opening either the old 5.2 shortcuts or the new 5.3 menu entries opens 5.2, not 5.3. There seems to be no way to open 5.3.

I thought 5.3 would overwrite 5.2. That didn't happen, and it doesn't seem to have installed beside it either. Rebooting did nothing.

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answered 2017-02-01 23:57:05 +0200

Ratslinger gravatar image

LO install doesn't remove a previous version. You should first remove using:

 sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice5*

sudo apt-get clean

sudo apt-get autoremove

Then install new version.

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Thank you, Ratslinger. That's a keeper. I still have the 5.2 entries in the Menu, but they, along with the 5.3 entries and existing shortcuts, lead to 5.3.

paul1149 gravatar imagepaul1149 ( 2017-02-02 00:14:05 +0200 )edit

You can always edit your menu and delete the 5.2 items. Also note, there is no problem having a development version side-by-side with a regular version. To remove a dev version replace first line above with sudo apt-get remove --purge libreofficedev5*. Having regular versions side-by-side, as you can see, presents problems but I have done it in the past (just don't remember exactly how). Better to delete & add.

Ratslinger gravatar imageRatslinger ( 2017-02-02 00:50:53 +0200 )edit

Also good to know, and noted. For now I decided to avoid the dev versions. Thanks.

paul1149 gravatar imagepaul1149 ( 2017-02-03 14:07:40 +0200 )edit

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